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Old 10-30-2008, 06:41 PM
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Cold Air 101

Ok....If I recall correctly, I have read on here that a diy intake on the 6.0 dosen't work all that well. I have been looking at a bunch of intakes and this is what I'm thinking....
All a cold air intake is is a box(not even enclosed all of the time) with a good, free flowing filter and, sometimes, a better tube going to the turbo. So here is my question.
What would be the difference if I had a nice piece of tubing mandrel bent for the intake tube and used nice boost tube connectors to hold it in....then gutted the element out of a stock filter...and used the left over housing as the "box" to put a good aftermarket filter in?
I hope someone has some insight because right now, I can't see why this wouldn't be just as efficient as some of those $350-$400+ aftermarket systems. Especially when all I would have in this one is the price of the filter and the connectors. Thanks in advance!!
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for starters , a aftermarket intake for a 6.0 is not even necesary , lots of 6.0 trucks out there with good horsepower and no intake , i think its more of a want than a need , i think it ony a necesity if big horsepower is wanted , but your normal truck with exhaust and a off the shelf chip , really no need
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i agree with scuffy... the stocker will flow more than enough air for your setup... even with a SCT extreme tune

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If you're truck is currently stock as listed in your sig, I'd leave your intake alone for now. The stock intake on a 6.0L flows very well and can support up to 500hp reliably, and NOTHING filters better than the stock blue donaldson filter. The first things I would do to any 6.0L would be a 4" full exhaust and a set of gauges. Then an SCT tuner with custom tunes. From there if you've got the mod bug there are plenty of options to choose from but those are the basics I would recommend.
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Thanks guys...one Of the main reasons I was planning on a cold air is the cash pay off in the end. As expensive as the aftermarket systems can get, it dosen't take too many of the stock replacements to add up. Even with my work discount.
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stock air box with an afe drop in filter is the way to go. its about 70 bucks for the filter
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stock air box with an afe drop in filter is the way to go. its about 70 bucks for the filter

Thanks...is this what you did? Just gut out the air box and the filter goes in or does afe have a complete stock replacement with the box and all?
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Thanks...is this what you did? Just gut out the air box and the filter goes in or does afe have a complete stock replacement with the box and all?
its just a replacement filter... looks like this: 03-07 Ford 6.0L Powerstroke OEM AFE Drop in replacement filter
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you could do the zoo dad too
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exactly what raul posted up. all i did to my box was removed the front part. no other real reason then putting that stock box back together after pulling it out has got to be one of the hardest things, and my cfm largemouth gets in the way. i guess it flows more too.

i did it because its out more then its in
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